Archive for May, 2011

  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/23/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jetaa-country-representative-megan-miller-yoo/"></div>By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine.  Renay is a freelance writer and international education professional currently seeking FT opportunities. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Philadelphia native and current Long Island City, NY resident (by way of Hyogo-ken and Washington, D.C.),Megan Miller-Yoo (Hyogo-ken ALT, 2000-02) is the outgoing president of JETAANY (2008-11) and newJETAA USA Country Representative (CR). During her time as an ALT, Megan demonstrated her commitment to the JET Program via her creation of the Volunteer Special Interest Group (VSIG) for AJET. Since returning to the U.S., Megan has been involved in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York chapters of JETAA. Megan also served on the Board of Directors for JETAANY. She recently graduated from NYU […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/23/jq-magazine-jqa-with-jetaa-country-representative-megan-miller-yoo/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    JQ Magazine: JQ&A with JETAA Country Representative Megan Miller Yoo

    By Renay Loper (Iwate-ken, 2006-07) for JQ magazine.  Renay is a freelance writer and international education professional currently seeking FT opportunities. Visit her blog at Atlas in Her Hand. Philadelphia native and current Long Island City, NY resident (by way of Hyogo-ken and Washington, D.C.),Megan Miller-Yoo (Hyogo-ken ALT, 2000-02) is the outgoing president of JETAANY (2008-11) and newJETAA USA Country Representative (CR). During her time as an ALT, Megan demonstrated her commitment to the JET Program via her creation of the Volunteer Special Interest Group (VSIG) for AJET. Since returning to the U.S., Megan has been involved in the Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York chapters of JETAA. Megan also served on the Board of Directors for JETAANY. She recently graduated from NYU […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/17/524-save-the-date-june-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div>There are still one or two spots open for the Nihongo Dake dinner. If you’re interested, please contact Kendall Murano at kendall.murano@gmail.com (kendall-dot-murano-at-gmail-dot-com). Also, make sure to join us for the nijikai! No RSVP needed- just practice you nihongo with the help of some sake and biiru. Details below.     When: Tuesday, May 24th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Nori (129 2nd Ave @ St. Mark’s Place) Cost: $20 for sushi dinner (drinks are extra) RSVP: Email kendall.murano@gmail.com to reserve your seat via Paypal When: Tuesday, May 24th 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Where: The Thirsty Scholar (155 2nd Ave between 10th St & 9th St) Cost: Each person pays for their drinks RSVP: None needed- hope to […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/17/524-save-the-date-june-nihongo-dake-dinner/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (5/24) May Nihongo Dake Dinner & Nijikai (East Village)

    There are still one or two spots open for the Nihongo Dake dinner. If you’re interested, please contact Kendall Murano at kendall.murano@gmail.com (kendall-dot-murano-at-gmail-dot-com). Also, make sure to join us for the nijikai! No RSVP needed- just practice you nihongo with the help of some sake and biiru. Details below.     When: Tuesday, May 24th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Nori (129 2nd Ave @ St. Mark’s Place) Cost: $20 for sushi dinner (drinks are extra) RSVP: Email kendall.murano@gmail.com to reserve your seat via Paypal When: Tuesday, May 24th 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Where: The Thirsty Scholar (155 2nd Ave between 10th St & 9th St) Cost: Each person pays for their drinks RSVP: None needed- hope to […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/17/614-save-the-date-for-jetaany-book-club-woman-on-the-other-shore/"></div>When: Tuesday, June 14th @ 7:00 p.m. Where: The Flatiron Building (1 E. 23rd St @ 5th Ave) Cost: A nominal cost  (for refreshments) RSVP/Questions: Email  jetaanybookclub@gmail.com to RSVP.   Just in time for summer beach reading, the book club will be reading Woman on the Other Shore by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Here is a synopsis from Barnes and Noble: “This compelling novel, widely acclaimed for its perceptive portrayal of the everyday lives and struggles of Japanese women, struck a deep chord with readers throughout Japan. Sayoko, a thirty-five-year-old homemaker with a three-year-old child, begins working for Aoi, a free-spirited, single career woman her own age who runs a travel agency-housekeeping business. Timid and unable to connect with other mothers in her […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/17/614-save-the-date-for-jetaany-book-club-woman-on-the-other-shore/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    (6/14) June Book Club – Woman on the Other Shore

    When: Tuesday, June 14th @ 7:00 p.m. Where: The Flatiron Building (1 E. 23rd St @ 5th Ave) Cost: A nominal cost  (for refreshments) RSVP/Questions: Email  jetaanybookclub@gmail.com to RSVP.   Just in time for summer beach reading, the book club will be reading Woman on the Other Shore by Mitsuyo Kakuta. Here is a synopsis from Barnes and Noble: “This compelling novel, widely acclaimed for its perceptive portrayal of the everyday lives and struggles of Japanese women, struck a deep chord with readers throughout Japan. Sayoko, a thirty-five-year-old homemaker with a three-year-old child, begins working for Aoi, a free-spirited, single career woman her own age who runs a travel agency-housekeeping business. Timid and unable to connect with other mothers in her […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/16/assistance-project-for-east-japan-disaster/"></div>WE ARE HERE – Little Voice and Art 311 JAPAN Art works will be displayed made by over 300 Japanese children who suffered from the Tsunami and fear of the damaged nuclear plant. The children were asked to draw pictures and write messages on Japanese paper with the theme of “words that they want to express and tomorrow that they want to draw.” In addition, photographer Mayumi Suzuki (who’s father is still missing due to the catastrophic effects) will be showing photos taken of the visceral damage, and spirit of the survivors.  All donations will go to the disaster relief in Japan through “Hope of Children”.  This exhibit will travel to Taipei, Paris and other countries in the future. AIGA […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/16/assistance-project-for-east-japan-disaster/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Assistance project for East Japan Disaster

    WE ARE HERE – Little Voice and Art 311 JAPAN Art works will be displayed made by over 300 Japanese children who suffered from the Tsunami and fear of the damaged nuclear plant. The children were asked to draw pictures and write messages on Japanese paper with the theme of “words that they want to express and tomorrow that they want to draw.” In addition, photographer Mayumi Suzuki (who’s father is still missing due to the catastrophic effects) will be showing photos taken of the visceral damage, and spirit of the survivors.  All donations will go to the disaster relief in Japan through “Hope of Children”.  This exhibit will travel to Taipei, Paris and other countries in the future. AIGA […]

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  • <div class="at-above-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/16/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-japan-day-central-park-hosts-music-stars-from-keiko-matsui-to-d-m-c/"></div>By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Now in its fifth year, the upcoming edition of Japan Day @ Central Park on Sunday (May 22nd) will feature a galvanizing stage performance with other family-friendly activities under the theme ”Ganbare Japan!” (You can do it, Japan!) in light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March. After holding its traditional four-mile Japan Run on May 8, this year’s Japan Day Festival at Rumsey Playfield will feature stage performances and activity tents. Its special guests, introduced in three distinctly-themed acts over seven full hours, will include Circus, Senri Oe, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels (of New York hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C.), AISHA,Keiko Matsui, […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-arch-page addthis_tool" data-url="https://jetaany.org/2011/05/16/justin%e2%80%99s-japan-japan-day-central-park-hosts-music-stars-from-keiko-matsui-to-d-m-c/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

    Justin’s Japan: Japan Day @ Central Park Hosts Music Stars from Keiko Matsui to D.M.C.

    By JQ magazine’s Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) for Examiner.com. Visit his page here to subscribe for free alerts on newly published stories. Now in its fifth year, the upcoming edition of Japan Day @ Central Park on Sunday (May 22nd) will feature a galvanizing stage performance with other family-friendly activities under the theme ”Ganbare Japan!” (You can do it, Japan!) in light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March. After holding its traditional four-mile Japan Run on May 8, this year’s Japan Day Festival at Rumsey Playfield will feature stage performances and activity tents. Its special guests, introduced in three distinctly-themed acts over seven full hours, will include Circus, Senri Oe, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels (of New York hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C.), AISHA,Keiko Matsui, […]

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